Welcome! I’m so glad you found me.
The idea to write Forsaken Chains came to me when I realized a small vignette that occurred in my first book, Weeds of War, was left without conclusion. Although this segment didn’t alter the focus of the story, in fact it was not noticed by the casual reader, it occurred to me that the telling of what happened could be exciting. I didn’t set out with the idea of writing a crime fiction novel, but as the characters came alive on the pages, I continued to write. After an unlikely journey of almost four years that included filling the dustbin of my computer with deleted sections of the manuscript, I am humbled to announce the publication of my second book, Forsaken Chains.
One day, as I was reading the manuscript for the umpteenth time, I imagined how Forsaken Chains would sound if it were read aloud. The moons of Jupiter were aligned the day I mentioned my goal to a friend who introduced me to Margaret Jones-Bricker. Margaret has been reading aloud for many years and after reading Forsaken Chains, agreed it was a worthwhile project. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Margaret as she narrated the book, chapter by chapter.
I invite you to hear the first several chapters of Forsaken Chains provided to you as podcasts on this website. I hope you enjoy listening!
I am grateful for all the support and encouragement given me along the way. So far, the book has been very well received. To purchase your copy, please visit our on-line Shop or send an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forsaken Chains Synopsis
In a gripping novel of intrigue set in a recognizable milieu, Detective Inspector Frank McCauley of Scotland Yard’s Serious Crime Unit, is absorbed into a labyrinth of deceit as he attempts to solve the mystery of the disappearance of one of London’s eminent lawyers.
Andrew Thornton seemingly led an idyllic life: success, money and status. So when he vanished, everyone assumed he had simply gone abroad, but nothing more dramatic. The theory that was strongly supported ultimately focused on one man who revealed a shocking dark side. There follows a tapestry of crime, and as McCauley unravels its threads, he exposes a complicated and wicked plot.
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